Crochet Rainbow Waves Throw Pattern

Crochet Rainbow Waves Afghan
Crochet Rainbow Waves Afghan
Crochet Rainbow Waves Afghan

Crochet Rainbow Waves Afghan

Try this awesome afghan called the Rainbow Waves Throw Crochet Pattern.

It was hard to see but I could see the afghan looked like it was stacked boxes and having a 3D look to it. I found the first 2 lines a bit tricky but once I got past that, the rest was pretty easy.

Yarnspirations Patterns
Free Pattern: Crochet Rainbow Waves Throw

A few viewers suggested their dislike for doing back loops when it comes to crochet projects. There is definitely back loops being used for this to give it the look it has.

Like creativity, we should not be ‘boxed in’ with our ideas. So tonight, I am going to work on the same sample without doing back loops to see the different. Never know, it may not look as sharp… or it could look even better.

Either way, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and we must remember that when critiquing others tastes and project results. For me, if they like it, that’s all that matters. Together as community we should support each other and praise each other for our individuality and unique ideas.

I see patterns as a suggestion at times. If you want exactly what you see, follow the directions to a tee. If you want to try something different and add other things that are not in the design… there’s really nothing stopping you.

Life is short, why not explore creativity instead of duplicating it.



  1. Hi Mikey thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with us and I just want to know this design multiple of how many stitch and your explanation is perfect thanks once more

    • Mikey

      I will need to redraw a diagram in order to figure that out. Are you urgently looking for this or can I revisit this in a few months?

    • Mikey

      I just tried to draw the diagram out of curiosity but it’s not working out the beginning chain count. I don’t know what the stitch multiples are for changing the sizing. I’m stumped on it to be frank. I’m sorry, will not have an answer.

      You may just want to chain and stop across the first row when you are happy and undo the remaining chains. Chances are, that’s why I did in the tutorial as I used to do that when filming tutorials back then. Today, if I don’t know the multiple, I usually don’t film up the project or I tell the crocheter in the video I don’t know the answer.

      I’m sorry, I’m no help to you on this one. You can email Yarnspirations at This is a pattern from at least 2014 or earlier, they may have it in their notes to what this is but they will give you an honest answer if they don’t know. It’s not been designed by one of their designers as it came over with Red Heart during the purchase of the company. So they wouldn’t have backup details on the pattern in their notes during the design phase. Doesn’t hurt to ask, but I would expect they won’t know.

    • Mikey

      Community of the Stitch Social helped to figure this out. It is 36+7.

  2. Cathy McDowell

    #Mickey– crochet Rainbow Waves -pattern not there.

  3. Terri

    I love the way the pattern looks. I don’t mind back loops, I have a problem with front and back posts but I’m willing to try anything. So many patterns have errors that I have a hard time breaking from my tried and true to try anything new. Now that I’ve found you Mikey, and your great tutorials I’m ready to try some new things. Thank you for everything you do for all for us.

  4. Darla

    love your thoughts. sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zones. and sometimes when we do we find the most amazing things. God Bless,

  5. I really love the 3D effect this gives and, although I’ve never done a back loop stitch, the whole reason for me joining your group was to stretch myself, so I’ll definitely be giving this a go – once I’ve finished all the other luscious patterns you’ve been sharing with us 🙂
    Thank you for all your hard work, Mikey – it’s surely appreciated by this girl from the UK! 🙂

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